New changes to Employment Insurance will cost $7.7B, PBO predicts

The cost of changing up the country’s Employment Insurance rules to allow more workers impacted by the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic to qualify may be slightly more than … Read More

Global coronavirus cases pass 40 million as nations struggle with 2nd wave

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true … Read More

A coronavirus Halloween has some parents spooked. Here’s how to keep it safe

For Jodie Katz, a Toronto-area mother of two, plans for Halloween were in the works back in September. There will be a candy scavenger hunt in her backyard, pumpkin decorating … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine: Pfizer may ask for emergency approval in late November

Pfizer said on Friday it may file for authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing with German partner BioNTech in late November, making it unlikely a vaccine will be … Read More

Tam describes early scramble for coronavirus supplies as ‘swabaggedon’

As the early days of the coronavirus pandemic raged, Canadian public health officials found themselves facing down what the country’s top doctor on Wednesday described as “swabaggedon.” The swift and … Read More

Canada reports 5 new coronavirus deaths as cases surpass 180,000

Canada reported 1,685 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, as well as five new deaths. The new data brings the country’s total number of COVID-19 infections to 181,678, … Read More

Massive coronavirus test wait times not a sign of ‘good testing regime’: Ambrose

Lengthy wait times for those seeking coronavirus tests are not a sign of a “good testing regime” in the affected provinces, said former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose. In an … Read More

Justice minister ‘confident’ coronavirus court delays are under control as second wave surges

As the country’s most populous province prepares to reimpose strict rules in a bid to rein in an accelerating surge in coronavirus cases, Justice Minister David Lametti says he’s “confident” … Read More

Regeneron drugs in demand after Trump coronavirus treatment — but it’s not available to public

Patients are asking to join clinical trials of antibody-based COVID-19 drugs after U.S. President Donald Trump was treated last week with an experimental therapy from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, and on Wednesday he promised to make it … Read More

Canada needs to ‘test smartly’ to survive second wave of coronavirus, Tam says

Canada will need to “test smartly” if the country hopes to successfully navigate its way through a second wave of the novel coronavirus, Canada’s chief public health officer said Monday. … Read More

1 in 10 people worldwide may have been infected with coronavirus: WHO

The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization said Monday its “best estimates” indicate that roughly 1 in 10 people worldwide may have been infected by the coronavirus — … Read More

Canadians forced to miss work due to coronavirus can apply for federal financial support

Canadians forced to miss work because of COVID-19 can start applying for financial support from the federal government Monday. The new benefits come amid concerns about new lockdowns and job … Read More

Canada ‘desperately’ needs people to dig in, stay home in coronavirus fight: Qualtrough

As coronavirus cases continue to spike rapidly across the country, the federal government is “desperately” urging people to dig in and stay home. In an interview with The West Block‘s … Read More

Canada adds 1,812 coronavirus cases, 52 deaths as Tam warns ‘hard choices’ needed

Canada is reporting more than 1,800 new coronavirus cases and 52 deaths to the national tally on Saturday as the country’s top doctor warns time is running out to prevent … Read More

Coronavirus, the flu or the common cold? Here’s what to know

Cold and flu season is officially underway in Canada, and with the on-going global pandemic, a sore throat or runny nose may have people wondering if they have COVID-19. As … Read More

‘The numbers don’t lie’: Atlantic bubble limits coronavirus despite local concerns

Laurie Leek has spent four of the past eight weeks alone in her home in St. John’s. She was alone for her birthday. She was alone in the weeks immediately … Read More

U.S. senators call on Trump to ease coronavirus restrictions on Canadian border

A group of United States senators from Maine and New Hampshire are calling on President Donald Trump to ease travel restrictions on the Canadian border, despite a continued rise in … Read More

The COVID Alert app isn’t working as well as it should be, and Canadians are part of the problem

It has been more than two months since the Canadian government launched COVID Alert, Canada’s novel coronavirus exposure app, but federal data obtained by Global News shows less than 10 … Read More

Boris Johnson’s coronavirus case sparked brief boost in polls. Could Trump see the same?

The world is watching and stock markets are on edge after U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced on Twitter that they were infected with COVID-19. But with … Read More

Rapid testing approved in Canada — but what does this mean for managing coronavirus?

Health Canada approved a rapid test for COVID-19 this week, leading some to wonder what that could mean for provincial testing systems under heavy pressure. The Canadian Press asked infectious … Read More

Retroactive CERB will still be available despite questions over rules: official

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit will remain available retroactively until early December. A federal government official on Thursday clarified the availability of the retroactive portion of the program, the rest … Read More

Why social media is a ‘missed opportunity’ as coronavirus spreads among young people

It was more than one month ago that Canada’s top doctor (somewhat jokingly) said she would be “game” to use TikTok to appeal to young people about the coronavirus. At … Read More

‘It failed’: O’Toole slams Liberals’ handing of coronavirus pandemic after throne speech

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole used his first speech in the House of Commons as party leader to lambaste the Liberal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In his formal reply … Read More

‘It failed’: O’Toole slams Liberals’ handling of coronavirus pandemic after throne speech

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole used his first speech in the House of Commons as party leader to lambaste the Liberal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In his formal reply … Read More

A coronavirus ‘game changer’: Canadian company claims it can detect virus in the air

A company in southwestern Ontario claims to have developed game-changing technology that can detect COVID-19 particles in the air. Kontrol Energy Corp. specializes in indoor air quality and its monitoring … Read More

Coronavirus bubbles grew as economies reopened. Are they still possible?

When the “bubbling” method was first floated by public health officials as a relatively safe approach to socializing, the pandemic curve was flattening in Canada. Then came the reopening of … Read More

Liberals to face first confidence vote in new session with coronavirus benefit bill

The federal Liberals are expected to face their first confidence vote since the House of Commons returned from a controversial prorogation requested by the government amid the WE Charity scandal. … Read More

Liberals unanimously survive first confidence vote with coronavirus benefit bill

The federal Liberals have survived their first confidence vote since the House of Commons returned from a controversial prorogation requested by the government amid the WE Charity scandal. In a … Read More

Canada signs deal to buy 7.9M rapid coronavirus tests, pending approval

Canada has signed a deal to buy up to 7.9 million rapid coronavirus tests, pending approval from health officials, Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand said on Tuesday. There … Read More

As coronavirus cases spike, feds still ‘reviewing’ rapid testing applications

As lineups at coronavirus testing sites surge at health clinics across Canada, so does the demand for more rapid results. There are around 12 point-of-care rapid tests awaiting review from … Read More

Canada’s deficit to hit $330B as coronavirus lands ‘permanent’ economic impact

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 29, 2020 11:21 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The parliamentary budget office says … Read More

Coronavirus face coverings under the nose equivalent to ‘not wearing a mask’: experts

The guidance from health officials has been clear — a face mask needs to cover both the nose and the mouth in order to be effective. Yet, months after wearing … Read More

Freeland says she’s confident coronavirus defeat ‘is not years away’

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, who was appointed Minister of Finance in August when Bill Morneau resigned, said she is confident the coronavirus will be defeated and that it won’t … Read More

COVID-19 mutation may have helped it transmit, infect at a higher rate: study

The coronavirus is continuing to mutate, and a recent study believes one of the lastest strains could be more contagious. The study out of Houston was published Wednesday on the … Read More

Canada surpasses 150,000 coronavirus cases

Eight months after the novel coronavirus was first diagnosed in Canada, the number of cases recorded has surpassed 150,000. Read more: Trudeau reinstates coronaviruses updates as 2nd wave intensifies As … Read More

Canada schools debate removing common cold symptoms from coronavirus checklist

Just four days into the new school year, Trevor Boutilier’s five-year-old son was sent home from his Ottawa kindergarten with a runny nose and slight cough, and told to stay … Read More

Winter in a pandemic: How cold air could make the coronavirus spread more easily

The summer months are officially behind us, and the dip in temperature has been met with a spike in coronavirus cases across Canada. Some parts of Canada are already experiencing … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto nurse speaks about caring for Canada’s first COVID-19 patient

Clarice Shen was just three months into her new career at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre when she was assigned to care for Canada’s first confirmed COVID-19 patient. At the time, … Read More

Wearing a mask may reduce how sick you get from coronavirus

Mask-wearing has become ubiquitous with the coronavirus pandemic. It’s been proven to be a preventative measure to slow the spread of the virus — the main benefit being to protect … Read More

Political intervention over rapid test demands would be ‘dangerous’: Freeland

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says she understands the swelling attention being focused on rapid coronavirus tests as a way to reduce long wait times at many testing centres across … Read More

Canada ‘on the brink’ of coronavirus surge, second wave underway in some regions: Trudeau

Canada is “on the brink” of a coronavirus surge as many parts of the country enter a second wave. And it’s likely Thanksgiving gatherings will be out of the question … Read More

40 people had a BBQ at an Ottawa park. Days later 105 people are quarantined for coronavirus

Gathering in a park to meet friends and family may seem like a less risky way to socialize, but that doesn’t make it completely safe from spreading coronavirus, Ottawa public … Read More

Trudeau dangles national childcare system in throne speech with few hints of fiscal restraint

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising a national childcare and early education system as the coronavirus pandemic continues to batter gender equality gains by forcing Canadian women out of the … Read More

Canadian air traffic control firm slashing jobs as coronavirus hammers aviation industry

NAV Canada is cutting 14 per cent of its workforce and citing the ongoing financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and the significant hardships facing the air travel industry. The … Read More

Coronavirus numbers are surging in Canada. But who’s getting sick and why?

As Canada grapples with rising novel coronavirus numbers, experts say mounting evidence points to young people as the driving force behind the spike in cases. The data doesn’t lie. The … Read More

Canadians can now see conflicts of interest declared by COVID-19 vaccine task force

The conflict of interest disclosures made by members of the government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force are now available for the Canadian public as the country continues to battle the coronavirus … Read More

Erin O’Toole’s wife tests positive for coronavirus following earlier negative result

Rebecca O’Toole, the wife of Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, has tested positive for the coronavirus following an earlier negative test result. In a statement issued Tuesday, the Conservative Party said … Read More

Canada to join global coronavirus vaccine procurement program

The Canadian government will sign on to a global vaccine procurement program and by week’s end hopes to announce how much money it will pledge to the cause. Procurement Minister … Read More

Australia’s ‘extreme’ 2nd lockdown curbed coronavirus — here’s what it took

As Canada’s coronavirus cases continue to climb, many health experts are warning the public that a second lockdown may be around the corner. And as Canadians prepare for a potential … Read More

WATCH: B.C.’s daily coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, September 21

Health officials are providing updates on the coronavirus in B.C. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry will hold press conferences as part of efforts to establish “a routine for providing … Read More

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